I couldn’t decide between an old-fashioned cake donut or a fluffy yeast-raised one when I wandered into a donut shop in Blanco this morning, so I got both – plus a kolache.
The verdict? I’m officially going on record as saying the glazed one from Main St. Donuts & Kolaches was the best I’d ever eaten.
I landed in Blanco County this weekend for an overnight visit with my friend Marcy, who lives on 20 acres with a herd of horses and three dogs. This morning, we ventured into town for a treat. The donut shop opened six years ago at 49A Main Street, and we’d never tried it.
The shop sells hand-made donuts and other breakfast items. We could tell by the packed parking lot it was popular. We waited in line for a few minutes, debating what to order. In the end, we walked away with a box full of pastries, including an apple fritter, a cinnamon twist, some sausage kolaches, a Long John (which the clerk injected with vanilla pudding while we watched), a cake donut and a few glazed donuts.
We whisked our haul back to Marcy’s house, then sat on the porch outside and watched the horses while we got our sugar fix.
I’m not into crazy donuts, but this shop’s got those too – donuts doused in red sprinkles and loaded with frosting to look like Elmo from Sesame Street. Others frosted in maple icing and bacon. Donuts showered in M&M candies or sprinkles, and more.
A puffy, light glazed donut
But listen up. If donuts were clouds, the glazed one was a puffy cumulus – summery, light as air, yeasty, with a hint of vanilla and a perfect crust of glaze. Think of it as a little zap of happiness in a pastry.
I’d skip the kolache and the cake donut next time just so I could focus on what the shop does best – glazed donuts.
Prices vary depending on what you get. A single glazed donut will set you back $1.20. Cake donuts cost $1.35, filled donuts are $1.69, and apple fritters are $1.99. A sausage kolache with no cheese is $1.89.
The shop is open from 5 a.m. until noon Tuesday through Sunday and closed Monday.